Industry Ag News 3/11

Carrie Muehling

  • After a six-month national search, Talmadge “Tal” Coley has been tapped as the next chief executive officer to lead the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association.
  • The Farm Credit Administration has created a new webpage regarding its efforts to identify and address the unique challenges facing small associations in the Farm Credit System.
  • The latest episode of Land O’Lakes, Inc.’s podcast Something Greater discusses the critical role that broadband connectivity plays in supporting local economies. The episode features Jeremy Wilhelm, CEO of Frontier Cooperative and Land O’Lakes member-owner, as well as Ken Edwards, an American Connection Corps Fellow. Their efforts, boosted through Land O’Lakes’ American Connection Project, aim to help close the digital divide in their respective communities in Nebraska.
  • Southern Peanut Growers, the organization representing peanut growers in the Southeastern U.S., is launching “Making Sustainable More Attainable,” a new initiative featuring James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef and author Steven Satterfield geared towards educating professional chefs about the sustainability of peanuts.
  • News Corp completed its acquisition of OPIS and related assets including Axxis Software, PetroChem Wire, OPISNAVX, and the coal, metals and mining business, now referred to as McCloskey, from S&P Global and IHS Markit.
  • Register for the 24th annual Ag Media Summit in Raleigh, North Carolina, July 16-20, 2022. Early bird rates end June 1.
  • The Sugar Association submitted a supplemental petition to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to further support its call for sweeping reform of federal regulations governing the labeling of artificial sweeteners used in packaged foods.
  • The American Soybean Association congratulates the regional winners of the 2022 Conservation Legacy Award: Wayne and Ruth Fredericks, Osage, Iowa (Midwest Region); Brian and Jamie Johnson, Frankfort, South Dakota (Upper Midwest Region); Shane Burchfiel, Dyersburg, Tennessee (South Region); and Grier Stayton, Lincoln, Delaware (Northeast Region).
  • The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City will honor two of the region’s leading agricultural figures on May 18 at a luncheon in the Chamber Board Room in Kansas City’s historic Union Station. The honorees will receive the Council’s highest award, the Jay B. Dillingham Award for Agricultural Leadership and Excellence. The 2022 honorees are Jan Lyons, Lyons Ranch, Manhattan, Kansas, and Dr. Abner Womack, FAPRI-retired, University Missouri.
  • Sen. Roger Marshall, M.D., and Rep. Tracey Mann introduced the Emergency Relief from Duties Act. The bill would create emergency waivers for duties levied on fertilizers by the U.S. International Trade Commission.
  • A new book published by UNESCO includes a project from Nebraska’s Central Platte Valley as a case study in effective managed aquifer recharge. The case study was co-authored by Crystal Powers, research and extension communications specialist with the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute and the Nebraska Water Center.
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